Monday, March 01, 2010

TWRP Learns How to Say No

Somehow I missed that The Wild Rose Press lists homosexuality (and bondage) along with other nastiness (you know how I love that).  Author Rick R. Reed and a few others however, did notice.

The guidelines did say
No depraved or illegal acts
No bestiality
No degradation of women (rape)
No sadism or masochism
No bondage (Except within appropriate lines-see specific guidelines below.)
No pedophilia (no sex involving underage characters)
Although we do accept stories containing explicit sex, it must occur between consenting adults.
*No homosexuality (our romances celebrate heterosexual monogamous relationships)
*There are numerous publishers that specialize in this specific type of relationship; we feel we aren't qualified at this time to review submissions of this nature. This is not in any way meant to imply that we have any issues with a person's sexual preference.

Um, yeah. No implications there.

However it seems that between Rick's post on February 27th and today this was changed to:
-We publish stories between a man and a woman - (we do not, at this time, take submissions with homosexual romance).
-Hero and Heroine should not be already married to one another except in certain circumstances such as marriage of convenience.
-Heroine and Hero can not be married to other people when they begin their relationship (no adultry).
-Must include the hero and heroine's pov. No third pov's except in very specific circumstances (ie: villian's in Crimson Rose, etc.) We will review a manuscript written only in first person but its not our preference.
-Although we do accept stories containing explicit sex in most of our lines, it must occur between consenting adults.

Which does indeed make the same point in a non-derogatory manner. Thank you.

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